SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) — Former President Park Geun-hye has announced plans to attend President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration ceremony next month, the leader said Wednesday. of the Nomination Preparatory Committee.
Committee head Park Joo-sun said the former president expressed her will when he visited her home in the southeast city of Daegu and delivered a letter from Yoon. and an official invitation to the May 10 ceremony.
“I think I should offer my congratulations on the entry into office of the new government,” the former president said. “Given my current state of health, it’s a bit of a strain for me to travel more than three hours, but I will try to recover through exercise and rehabilitation.”
When asked if the remark could be understood as his confirmation to attend the ceremony, Park Joo-sun replied that it could be interpreted that way.
Earlier this month, Yoon visited Park’s house and invited her to the groundbreaking ceremony. Park later said she wasn’t sure she could attend due to her medical condition.
As to whether Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will attend the inauguration ceremony, Park Joo-sun said Yoon’s delegation in Tokyo had announced its intention to invite Kishida, but had not yet received a response.
The preparatory committee for the inauguration announced earlier that about 41,000 people will be invited to the ceremony which will take place in a square in front of the National Assembly.